My youth was spent in a town of 500 people then, the suburbs and then SF as a young man. I majored in landscaping and horticulture in college but my life took a different turn as I fell into the world of corporate training and public speaking. But a unique perspective in which I provide Entertaining education using humor. I eventually became an AIDS educator, Safe Sex speaker and went on to address high risk youth markets for a public health department. Not easy making jokes about things like condoms and medication side effects but I did it with great response and referrals.
I find that humor can help your get through so many of life's difficult curve balls. After all a day without laughter is wasted. I'm the type of person who sees the irony and oddities of life that many just overlook. Such as finding a hand made sign on a clearance product table in a grocery store that read "Manger's Specials." Missing the extra A for Manager. So of course I couldn't resist and I wrote on the bottom, just to be helpful "Baby Jesus not included." Yes, I'm going to hell. But I'm bringing Marshmallows.
I love history, art, architecture, gardening, film and even well written television. Don't follow reality shows unless it's about real estate or design.
I enjoy joining friends for dinner and social functions, hiking, museum, galleries, (good) lectures, exploring areas I've never visited, or just having a quiet evening at home and enjoying the company of someone special.
Movies: Auntie Mame, The Fifth Element, The Elephant Man, anything with Katharine Hepburn, Edward Scissorhands, The Ritz, The Women, Dune, Cold Comfort Farm, Dark City, The Lion in Winter, too many to list.
Music: Idina Menzel, Erasure, Depeche Mode, Elton John, Jane Olivor, Belinda Carlisle, Cat Stevens, Darren Hayes, Hurts, Jason Gould, Gregory Lemarchal, Icehouse, Midge Ure, Josh Groban, Tyid, Plushgun, Shania Twain,
Food: sushi, Italian, are my top favorites but I love all kinds.